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Vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Ambassador


The Australian Embassy to the Russian Federation is seeking applications for the position of “Executive Assistant to the Ambassador”.

The main duties of this position are: 

  • Provide executive assistance to the Ambassador, including managing the Ambassador’s schedule, phone calls, business and travel needs, undertaking basic research, and handling correspondence, including preparing translations and interpreting as required.
  • Organise Ambassadorial and Embassy events, including creating guest lists and invitations, managing RSVPs, arranging event logistics, liaising with the venue and staff, preparing menu and table cards, greeting guests, and ensuring the overall smooth running of such events.
  • Assist in organising official visit programs including identifying suitable interlocutors, arranging appointments, coordinating program logistics, preparing briefing packs, greeting official visitors and responding to queries.
  • Promote a positive image of contemporary Australia including assisting with the preparation of content for the Embassy's website and social media accounts, and helping to manage the Embassy's generic correspondence and inbox.
  • Liaise with the Ambassador’s driver and Residence staff in relation to the Ambassador’s program and Residence operational issues.
  • Assist with incoming diplomatic visa requests, and keep abreast of protocol requirements of relevance to the Ambassador’s activities

Applications must be submitted to on the following link by 12 May 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Australians and New Zealanders are invited to attend an Anzac Day service in Moscow on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

The service will commence at 7:30am sharp at the Australian Ambassador's Residence. Following the service there will be a gunfire breakfast hosted by the Australian Ambassador.

If you wish to attend the service and gunfire breakfast, please register your attendance with the Australian Embassy by Wednesday, 22 April.

For registration please email your name, surname and citizenship information to Following registration, you will receive further details.

In subject line please indicate: Registration for Anzac 2017

All those attending the service will be required to present photo ID.

Please note that no parking will be available at the Australian Ambassador’s Residence. We recommend coming by metro. The closest metro station is Park Kultury.

Following the service, the Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand will each lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Sad.

Russia, as an allied nation, itself suffered tremendous losses during WWI and WWII. The Australian and New Zealand Embassies in Moscow wish to formally acknowledge these losses and our collective stand against military aggression.

This wreath-laying will take place at 11:00am and members of the Australian and New Zealand community in Moscow are invited to observe the ceremony.

Passport and Notarial Fees Increases

      From  1 January 2017, passport and notarial fees increases will apply :

For Passports, the following increases will apply:

  • 10-year validity passport for persons aged 16 and over: new fee $277.
  • 5-year validity passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over: new fee $139.
  • Emergency passport overseas: new fee $175.
  • The overseas surcharge for passport applications lodged outside Australia will increase to $52 for children under 18 years and to $103 for adults.

For Notarials, the new fees will range between $70 and $140 AUD depending on the requested service. This increase takes into account that Australian notarial fees have not increased in 16 years, the growing costs of delivering notarial services and risisng demand. The new fees structure aligns with those charged by commercial providers.

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Consular Update

On 19 October, Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop launched the results of a survey on travel insurance behaviour of Australians. The result of the survey showed that Australians are making more than ten million international trips last year, which means that getting the right travel insurance is critical. The survey shows that eight per cent of Australian adults (843,000) travelled without travel insurance on their last trip. This figure almost doubles for 18-24 year olds.

The insurance report makes interesting reading alongside the Department’s 2015-16 Consular State of Play. This report, which draws on the financial year consular statistics, provides detail on case types and locations, as well as anecdotal information about consular cases. This report is aimed at improving public understanding of the consular role.

Minister Bishop also invited public input into the development of the Department’s second three-year consular strategy. Public comment will be open until 18 November. See the DFAT Consular Services websites  for more information.

Benefits of an Australian Education

Brought to you by Austrade Moscow, Macquarie University, Monash University and Queensland University of Technologies, this YouTube video highlights the benefits of an Australian education. An Australian education offers quality learning and education outcomes delivered by world class institutions in some of the most highly rated cities in the world.

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Russian ANZACs: Threads of a Buried History

The photographic exhibition 'Russian ANZACs: Threads of a Buried History' tells the remarkable story of more than 30 of the 1,000 or so Russian Empire-origin individuals who fought for Australia during WWI including many at Gallipoli. A largely unknown history until the work 10 years ago of pioneering Russian-Australian researcher Dr. Elena Govor, you can learn more about these forgotten ANZACs until 30 September.

Date: 1 June to 30 September
Venue: Ratnaya Palata WWI Museum, Tsarkoe Selo (25km from St Petersburg)

For more details please check:

Federal Election 2016

The Australian federal election was held on Saturday, 2 July 2016. For the official result of the election, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission's website.